Catching the last rays of Summer with this beautiful family. Thuy and her daughter Maily was my first ever client back in 2012. It seems like yesterday that I shot Maily's newborn photos with her tiny feet on top of her mother's wedding gown. She is now at the exact same age as our studio, as well as my daughter Allyson.:) Time does fly when we're having fun. =) This family holds a special place in my heart.
Sweet little session with Tu, Vladimir, and their newest princess of the house, Elsie ♥ Congratulations, happy parents...she sure brings sunshine and joy into your already bright, sun-filled home... :)
Sweet moments of baby Audree's new arrival...We can see clearly and obviously...that they're head over heels in LOVE with this newest bundle of joy... ♥ The cuddles and kisses between the sisters were just too genuine and TOO precious not to capture! :) Thank you again for letting Oh Joy! studios be a part of this :)
It is literally our joy to capture the very beginning of one's life, the sweetness of the parent's cuddle, the adoration in grandparent's gaze towards those little eyes...and baby's sweetness as she sleeps tight like a rock. Babies' first coes, mommy's first kisses.... daddy's strong arms around that tiny..oh-so-fragile little body.
Congratulations again, Theresia and Jack. It's such an honor to capture this sweet moment and intimacy of your new family... :) May Tiara always be the Crown of Beauty.... a light that shine bright for your family. :)
Army and Nata's engagement session in their fave spot, Pikes Place Market! :) Amazing photos by our second photographer Aldous Lukito. :)
In this life, there's a season for everything.
Season to plant and reap,
season to cry and season to laugh.
Season to embrace, and season to part.
This day, we find ourselves in a specific season called motherhood. The busiest season of our lives, to be honest...:) Somewhere in between cheerios spills and boogie wipes, swimming lessons and soccer practices...school drop offs and grocery runs...we often find ourselves... hardly even have time to actually sit down! :)
Despite our busyness, we find that there's always beauty in every season. There's always HIGHLIGHTS and COLORS of each season that we can truly enjoy.
Winter has snow and Christmas lights,
Spring has cherry blossoms,
Summer has sand castles and long sunset strolls on the beach!
Fall has it's pumpkin spice lattes and halloween bashes.
In this busy season of motherhood, I'm glad we find each other.
These people who are walking in the same season as I do...
they definitely count as one of the highlights of this season ♥
Here we find a place to sit down and find joy in the ordinaries,
a place where each others' bloopers, spills, and silly thoughts are laughable, understood, and unjudged.
A place where we enjoy sunshine and our kids become friends.
A place to share the same passion for pretty little things, Easter eggs, and our kids' giggles.
In each season of life.... we all need two things:
1. The skill to ENJOY the most out of it.
2. Genuine friendship.
So glad God gives us both~ :)
photos by Joy Holyzia and Aldous Lukito
Ones of my favorite people from back in college years, Billy and Tirza, asked me to take their engagement shots around Seattle area, the place where they first met. It's such an honor to capture their love story and to witness how far God has taken 'em over the years. Congratulations again, Billy and Tirza! We are so happy for you both. <3
Right after this sweet and relaxed photo session ended, we chatted with Anthony and Veronica for a while. We were talking about how patient Anthony was with the whole photo session and how excited they were in welcoming their new baby Angelina.
At the end of our conversation, Anthony made this remark with a very serious tone ... "Well, you know Joy, there's too many detached, inattentive dads out there.... and I know for sure, that I'm going to take this father role really, really, seriously!" ~That just spoke to me. It's definitely not an easy job raising a kid... but I know, that a committed dad and a loving mom like you both will do the job just fine... :D Good luck, Anthony & Veronica. ♥
Special thanks to Aldous Lukito for his amazing shots in some of this collection...and Stephanie Johansen..just for being so awesome! ♥
It is such a privilege to witness this family grow. It's just like yesterday that Joshua and Joleen were born. They went home as preemies, having to undergo a lot of further medical treatments. Along the way, we are honored to capture the twins' every milestone...birthday after birthday, God prove Himself faithful and real. Today is their pre-School graduation, and to see them running and laughing hard... jumping freely and twirling....singing their hearts out on the stage.... Wow! I can really see the Fingerprints of God are all over this family. :)
From our studio with love, Joshua, Jolleen, and Jane, may you grow up knowing that the Almighty loves you and He will finish all the good works that He has done in your lives. The sky is your limit! :)